Ctplt777 (530) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JUL 25, 2014
yeah so this has no flavor this is just awful. I’ve had this a couple times and it has nothing going on. No hops, just nasty sweet weird messy gross. This is awful I hate this beer. Bulk_Carrier (6065) - Vermont, USA - JUN 18, 2014
I read "Originally developed for British sailors stationed in India" in the commercial description.
Well, considering I’ve had this more than enough times while living on both coasts, here’s my take on this one.
This has always been poured into a pint glass.
The appearance was a fairly decent golden orange to amber color with a one finger white bubbly/foamy head. There’s barely any lacing.
The smell, well, there were some hops but they came through in more of a vegetal sort of quality. Honestly, it seemed a bit lacking.
The taste was bitter and sweet but at different times as it didn’t really seem to hold itself together.
On the palate, this one sat at/about a light to medium in body and had a fairly decent sessionable quality about it. It didn’t really have that harshness I expected it would have for an IPA to pummel my tongue into submission as it just seemed too nice on my tongue.
Overall, uhmmmm, okay, IPA, uh...honestly, I’m not into this as I was pretty disappointed. Wolfenkopf (193) - Villa Park, Illinois, USA - MAY 3, 2014
The aroma has some hops to it, but it’s weak. There is some malt in there, too. The head is white, bubbly and quick to vanish. The body is a pleasant amber color, but there’s no activity here. It is more like looking at a glass of apple juice with a handful of bubbles. It hate to say it, but it tastes as if the brewer threw some used hops from a decent beer into a vat of Coors light and filtered it. There is no hint of caramel anything here. The oily finish is ruined by a bitterness that I think belongs to a hop, but I can’t be sure. Guys, avoid unless the 12 pack is $5 or so. The one and only thing this brew has going for it is that it has 6% ABV. (sigh) One down....eleven to go. :\ hopscotch (11181) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 13, 2014
Bottle... Clear, brilliant, amber pour with a small, wispy, white head. Good retention. Restrained bouquet - tough to figure out - caramel and cereal grains? Full-bodied and harsh with average carbonation. The flavor is all about acrid, acutely bitter hops. Lengthy, violently bitter, astringent finish. This beer’s hop bill was not well-chosen. Almost medicinal. Brewed cleanly, but not pleasant. AndyW68 (1589) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 29, 2014
Hazy dark brown. Aroma of burnt caramel. Taste follows nose. Not a good representation.
Cornfield (5569) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - MAR 28, 2014
Fr0m the c0mmercial descripti0n: "Now that spoilage isn’t as big a problem, we’ve eased up on the hoppiness just a hair to let the caramel malts shine through." ?!? It’s the 21st Century, f0lk. IPAs are ab0ut the h0ps, n0t the caramel! This pale, clear amber brew is even light 0n the caramel in the n0se, with an even fainter am0unt 0f zest and mayhaps s0me grapefruit. The weak flav0r relects what can be garnered fr0m the ar0ma, with a m0derate am0unt 0f bitterness. Meh. And I’ve never used that "w0rd" bef0re. junon (430) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - MAR 4, 2014
This is not bad. It has all the characteristics of a descent IPA. Only lacking ever so slightly in bitterness. Would have liked just a tad bit more bit. jstonerock24 (142) - Englewood, Ohio, USA - FEB 16, 2014
Aroma is mild more like citrus pale ale. Flavor is mild with very short lasting bitterness. Bcoble003 (291) - Jblm, Washington, USA - JAN 31, 2014
This beer is great for college students who don't like the taste of beer. There is absolutely nothing to this beer except alcohol for high schoolers.get your shit together.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone BOSSbrewer (2705) - Arkansas, USA - JAN 16, 2014
Pours a clear amber gold. Thin off white head. Pine and caramel and some citrus on the nose. Flavor follows and is slightly sweet. Not a bad beer. Better than the ratings.